Robert Carr Fund(RCF)

The Robert Carr Fund (RCF) provides support to established regional and global civil society and community networks and consortia addressing the needs of inadequately served populations (ISPs) working to achieve the outcomes articulated in the RCF Results Framework and Theory of Change. The RCF funds networks in every region of the world, wherever ISPs face a disproportionate burden of HIV and serious human rights violations.
The RCF considers a network to be a membership of organizations that pool skills, experience, and resources, working towards common goals. A network creates venues for social action and is sustained through jointly developed governance structures, resources and regular communication. The Robert Carr Fund considers a consortium of networks to be a network-led group of networks, where other types of agencies or organizations with specific expertise may join.
The RCF supports networks and consortia to be democratic and representative, with governance, leadership and decision making involving and being informed by the populations who are intended to benefit from the work. The RCF also supports networks and consortia to function in an open and participatory manner, with structures, policies and procedures that facilitate broad participation in network activities, decision-making, and leadership and facilitate communication and collaboration across countries, populations and thematic priorities.
Regional and global civil society and community networks have a crucial role in the global effort for human rights and health:
  • Networks build and sustain global-level movements, providing international support for civil society and communities in organizing, providing services, advocating and achieving progress toward health, inclusion and social well- being
  • Networks link global goals with local realities and help all advocates and service providers to understand each other across diverse contexts, language and issue priorities.
  • Networks directly support hundreds of individual and organizational participants to build capacity, generate evidence for use in services and advocacy, and help people to share their experiences, perspectives and skills.
  • Networks consolidate community experiences and evidence and generate regional or global messaging and campaigns to achieve results and progress.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is a not-for-profit international development organization charity with a vision for a "world without poverty" and a mission to "bring people together to fight poverty and marginalisation". VSO delivers development impact through a blend of volunteer models consisting of international, national, and community volunteers working together to develop the systems and conditions for positive social change. As of 2018, VSO worked in 24 countries in Africa and Asia.
VSO currently works in the following core programme areas:
  • Inclusive Education
  • Health
  • Livelihoods
And through three core approaches that are relevant to all the areas:
  • Social Inclusion and Gender
  • Social Accountability
  • Resilience
In addition, VSO has a youth focus in which young people are both the beneficiaries of social change outcomes as well as the primary actors in creating the change.

Connect with us

6 Cudmore Road, Ashbrittle, Harare, Zimbabwe

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